• Peer based approaches
  • for Person-Centered solutions

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Mission Statement: 

Baltic Street AEH, Inc. is committed to providing peer recovery, person-centered, trauma informed, and compassionate services to those with mental health lived experience.

Baltic Street AEH Inc., Vision:

Our vision is to drive a cultural transformation within the mental health community by advocating for the underserved, educating for change, and inspiring wellness.  We approach our role with cultural humility and mindfulness of oppressive systems.

Baltic Street AEH Inc., Core Values:

Our Core Values:

  • We value a mentoring philosophy delivered from staff with peer lived experiences.
  • We value the recovery journey of every individual with a mental health diagnosis.
  • We value the personal and professional experiences of our staff and board members.
  • We value community action to change societal views to break the stigma of mental health through advocacy within all systems.
  • We value everyone’s desire to have opportunities to obtain their visions of wellness.
  • We value education and training to enhance an individual’s opportunities for growth in one’s personal journey to self-discovery.

COVID-19 Guidance

As essential community healthcare provider, Baltic Street AEH, inc. is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and the participants we serve. In doing so, we will continue to monitor CDC Guidelines to help maintain a safe environment for your next visit. The following practices have been implemented as a part of our continuous efforts.

-Temperature checks upon arrival
-Masks are to be always worn in all locations
-Frequent hand washing
-Social Distancing

IMPORTANT: Please remain at home if you have symptoms of respiratory illness such as a cough, fever, or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, or if you have been instructed by a doctor to self-quarantine at home.


Baltic Street Community Resource and Wellness Center Holding Virtual Groups and operating a Warmline! Our staff is incredible! Not even COVID-19 can stop us from helping others. Please visit our Resource and Wellness staff on their Facebook page to get information to register for upcoming groups. Whether using video chat options or just calling into a group, you can use today’s technology to connect with others virtually.


Baltic Street Remote Group Facebook Page Launched Baltic Street AEH has a Remote Groups Facebook Page and it is open to EVERYONE! Our staff is beyond incredible! We have also recently created a Baltic Street Facebook page for Remote Groups to join in on our upcoming groups. Whether video chat or a phone call, you can use today’s technology to connect with others virtually.

Madness: Heroes Returning from the Front Lines

An Unlikely Story of Respect, Empowerment, and Recovery. Instead of being defeated by madness, the Baltic Street Advocacy, Employment and Housing staff in New York City built an agency that understands how to help those diagnosed with mental illness. In Madness: Heroes Returning from the Front Lines, author Joanne L. Forbes shares the story of Baltic Street Aeh, one of the oldest and largest peer-run organizations in the United States-a unique agency whose success stems from knowing what it takes to come back from madness and how to show others the way. With more than forty years of experience in the mental health field, Forbes delivers a critical, yet sensitive, look into the psychiatric world through the eyes of those lured out of madness. The stories narrate how people escaped the cycle of repeated hospitalizations, lack of social support, poverty, stigma, and despair to build lasting relationships, homes, marriages, children, and contentment.

Our Team


Baltic Street AEH Inc.: A history of profound service in 1996, the work between peers and clinical staff of South Beach Psychiatric Center resulted in our first contract from the NYC Department of Mental Health, which identified us as an independent agency. Over years, we expanded from one program to 17 programs, and from one full-time and four part-time staff members to over 100 full-time, part-time, and trainee staff. We are now the largest peer agency in New York State. We provide housing, employment, training, entitlements, education, empowerment, and self-help skills, which are essential to an independent and meaningful life in the community.